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Texas History - Charles A. Culberson

The 21st Governor of Texas was Charles A. Culberson.
Accomplishments: In 1894, Culberson was elected governor, defeating Thomas Nugent, the Populist candidate. Although he opposed national prohibition (believing the right belonged to the states), he called a special legislative session to outlaw prizefighting. After being reelected in 1896, Governor Culberson supported a uniform system of school textbooks. Towards the end of his term four infantry regiments and one cavalry regiment of volunteers were raised for the Spanish- American War, although only one left the United States.
He was born on June 10, 1855 in Alabama and died in 1925 in Washington D.C.